Respect the Captain


Lake Powell is a hidden gem in the southwest United States. It is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. No one in Texas has ever heard of it, and to be completely honest- I’m not mad about it…. more lake for me!

We arrived late Friday night & got to stay until Tuesday. The lake is over 200 miles long and has more shoreline than the California coast. There are red rocks everywhere and endless slot canyons to explore. Amidst all of Lake Powell’s beauty, I think m favorite things are the stars at night. Because it is out in the middle of nowhere, there is very little pollution. Therefore, you can see even the tiniest of stars in the sky. It’s truly remarkable. 

If you’re flying to Lake Powell, Page, AZ has a small airport. Otherwise, you would need to fly into PHX or LAS. The drive is about 4 hours from each. We flew into Salt Lake, which is just under a 6-hour drive, but well worth the lake. I can’t wait to show you more photos in upcoming posts.

Also, my dad has this amazing Captain hat that I took it upon myself to wear. 😂 Respect your captain! ⚓️

XOXO,

Alyse

Oakland A’s Suite

Grandpa Blair’s 90th birthday party was a huge success! I think he had a lot of fun just seeing his family together. Nick’s family rented out a suite at the A’s vs. Red Sox game. The weather was phenomenal. There was food and family and baseball! It was perfect. I hope my 90th birthday party is that bumping. Hint, hint to my posterity if they read this one day….

I finally found some overalls that fit me and don’t have giant gaping holes all over them! They’re so comfortable and stretchy that I want to wear them wherever I go, so you may see me in them from now on- just warning you. Also, I love my polka dot t-shirt because it goes with any pants or skirts. It’s fun! I’ll post a link down below of the same or similar products.

Anyways, we are back in Dallas now taking on real life. Speaking of, I need to get ready, eat breakfast, and be out the door in 2 minutes, so BYE!!!!

Xoxo,

Alyse

Hawaii Throwback + Family

So I was looking through my photos on Mother’s Day in order to find a good photo to post, and I did- see my Insta here– but I also found a million other good photos that I need to post on here. One of which are these fun photos from Hawaii. I have the most amazing family and I love every member of it so much.

Since it was just Mother’s Day, I just wanted to say that I love my sweet mother! She is strong and beautiful and courageous. She is persistent in teaching us right from wrong and oh so selfless. I love that blonde lady in the middle.

Also, I love these photos because we got to talk to our little (tall) brother on Mother’s Day. We haven’t seen him in almost two years because he has been out serving a mission. THREE MONTHS FROM NOW, he’ll be home. He is amazing and I can’t wait to laugh with him again.

So yeah, here’s a throwback to Hawaii, and here’s to good family!

XOXO,

Alyse